|An example (source Blake Dale)|
One such video ended with one of the ladies participating saying "the moustache has gotta go". Why? It is perfectly apt for the time period concerned and is how Watson was depicted in the original illustrations. You cannot expect to have modern Sherlock in a Victorian setting. I doubt that would work, it's not what Moffat and Gatiss are going for and, in my opinion, defeats the object of having a special at all. The whole point of the special is that it should stand apart. It takes more than hansom cabs and frock coats to do that. It requires a full embrace of the period which includes mannerisms, language, culture and facial hair. Same goes for Lestrade's impressive side-burns.
Is it just me that feels a Victorian-based Watson would not be right without the hairy lip?
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